9.2 Channel Network Ready Receiver
featuring Class D3 Amplification
- Update: Spotify® Connect now available
- 4K Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-through
- THX® Select2 Plus Certified Class D3
- Ultra-High performance Audio SABRE32 DAC®
For those who want more realism in their home entertainment experience, we introduce the SC-1523 AV Receiver, featuring Class D3 amplifiers. The SC-1523-K delivers remarkable fidelity, effortless connectivity, and abundant power. Experience truly immersive home theater.
Call it Audio Muscle — Class D3 Amplification
Rated at 135 Watts x 9 channels, the SC-1523-K is a formidable multi-channel AV receiver. While lesser amplifiers’ output diminishes as channels are added, the SC-1523-K has the power to drive multiple channels simultaneously with no significant drop in per-channel output. This ensures that you’ll enjoy the full impact and dynamic range of high-resolution multi-channel audio as never before. Plus, the power consumption of the Digital Class D3 Amplifier is well below that of analog amplifiers, helping you to save energy, too.
Stunning High-Definition Audio with THX® Select2 Plus Certified
The SC-1523-K is THX Select2 Plus Certified, offering startling surround sound in rooms up to 3,000 cubic feet in size with a 12 foot or greater viewing distance from the screen. The SC-75 also supports high-definition audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio, as well as DTS® Neo:X surround, providing a 3-D surround experience for up to 9.2 channels.
The SC-1523-K takes the multi-room experience to a whole new level with the ability to deliver up to four different zones of content. It’s capable of powering a 5.1 Home Theater in the main zone, stereo audio in Zones 2 and 3, and delivering HD video content in Zone 4 via HDMI®. All zones can enjoy different content at the same time. Control the entire experience with our new iControlAV2013 Android/IOS application.
The SC-1523-K supports the most popular high-resolution digital file formats, such as AIFF, WAV, FLAC and Apple Lossless, so audio enthusiasts can hear to their favorite music as it was originally intended. Apple Lossless enables the exact data to be reconstructed from the compressed data, so there’s no discernible loss in audio quality. Stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files from your compatible PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Plus, Gapless Playback eliminates sound gaps between consecutive tracks that were meant to be played continuously, such as with classical music or live recordings.
4K Ultra HD Pass-through is the next-generation standard of ultra-high video resolution, boasting 3,840 x 2,160 (24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz) pixels or 4,096 x 2,160 (24 Hz) pixels. That’s four times the current HD standard! All of our 2013 receivers can pass through 4K video signals to any compatible display, offering the highest quality image available.
Go Big with Qdeo® Video Processing
Enjoy an exceptional, virtually noise-free picture regardless of the source. With Qdeo video processing technology by Marvell, you can up-scale any video source to 4K Ultra HD resolution for improved picture quality and compatibility with next generation TVs. Your Blu-ray Discs and DVDs will look more detailed and cinematic than ever before.
ESS-DAC Sabre32 bit for All-channel
All channels of the SC-1523-K employ ESS-DAC SABRE32 technology, the world’s highest performance 32-bit audio DAC solution, delivering spectacular sound with a minimum of harmonic distortion.
MHL® 2.0 for AndroidTM
The SC-1523-K is MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible, letting you connect an Android device and access your mobile audio and video content fast. MHL 2.0 adds support for 3D content, 1080p, and faster cell phone charging. Plus, high-definition video can be displayed on your HDTV with multi-channel sound while your device is charging.
Unleash Your Music with AirPlay®
In addition to being DLNA® 1.5 and Windows® 8 certified, the SC-1523-K features AirPlay. AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream iTunes music from your PC, Mac, iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch through your home theater system at the touch of a button. AirPlay also lets you view song information, including title, artist, track time, as well as the album art on a connected display. And because it supports network audio sources in other zones, you can even send music to another room.
Spotify Connect is a Premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home, hit play on your mobile and hear high fidelity sound on your AV receiver. You can also control the music from your mobile phone. Update your AV Receiver
Windows® 8 Certified
Windows 8 Play To feature makes it easy to stream your favorite music stored on your PC to our new line of networked AV Receivers. Don't limit your media experience to your laptop speakers. With the Windows 8 Play To feature and Pioneer’s new networked Receivers you can enjoy your media library on the biggest speakers in the house.
Internet Radio Puts the World at Your Fingertips
Featuring vTuner®, the SC-1523-K give you a wealth entertainment options. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world, you can also access Pandora® complete with on-screen album art and music information.
Gapless playback, as the name suggests, eliminates sound gaps between consecutive tracks that were meant to be played continuously, such as with classical music, concept albums or live recordings.
This special jitter reduction technology helps to better reproduce realistic sound by utilizing the master audio clock in the AV Receiver for playback instead of the video clock in a compatible BD player.
Immersion Perfection with Full Band Phase Control
This unique feature helps to eliminate phase disruptions and better synchronize the output between multiple speakers for a stunning surround sound experience.
MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) is an automatic sound field adjustment system co-developed by Pioneer and AIR Studios. Using a microphone to monitor the sound environment and an equalizer to optimize the parameters, the system enables you to precision-tune the sound to the room. The result sounds like a professional recording engineer has fine-tuned your home theater system.
To help you know the status of the receiver when it is not readily visible, Overlay displays basic information, such as volume, input, and surround mode, in a box that is superimposed over the picture.
Using Pioneer’s free iControlAV2013, you can turn your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android device into a powerful wireless remote control for the SC-75. The Appincorporates everything from basic volume and input selections to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. You can even stream music stored on your phone through the SC-1523-K using the new “Push Player” feature.
The SC-1523-K AV Receiver brings a fully immersive entertainment experience to your home theater. Offering abundant power and easy connectivity, the SC-1523-K delivers incredible fidelity and a remarkable immersive experience.
- Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)
- VSX Model Power Rating Only
- 175 Watts
- 330 W/0.1 W (standby)
Handheld and Internet
- iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPod
Decoders & Formats
- Texas Instruments Aureus
- 192 kHz/32bit
- MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, 192kHz / 24-Bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network
- Yes with Loudness Management
- Full Band Phase Control/Auto Phase Control Plus
- 1/2 inch
- Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
- 15+1 Mode DSP
- Surround Back / Height / Depth / Wide
- 2 Channel
- Yes (800 ms)
- Versatile Speaker Configuration
- Yes (Front Channel)
- Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
- Marvell QDEO
- 4K Ultra HD
- 4K Ultra HD
- 4K Ultra HD
- YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black Level
- 9 in/3 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)
- 1 (Front)
- Optional AS-WL300
- Optional AS-BT200
- 2 In (Assignable)
- Yes (Audio Only)
- 2 (Front 1, Rear 1 for Wireless LAN)
- Preout 9.1 ch (11.2 ch terminals)
- USB & HDMI/MHL
- 63 Preset AM / FM Tunner
- Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
- HDMI HDZone Audio & Video / Powered Zone 2 Audio
- 1 In / 1 Out
- Learning Remote Control
- 30, 60, 90 min.
- 1 Year Parts & Labor
- 17.13 x 7.31 x 15.56
- 33 lbs.
*iControlAV2013 available for Android April 2013
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice. PIONEER and the Pioneer logo, MCACC and Advanced Sound Retriever are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
The impedances indicated are actual values that speakers can present to an amplifier while playing back music. They do not refer to the nominal rated impedances of speakers you use.
Phase Control is a trademark placed on a product with Pioneer’s Phase Control Technology concept. The technology enables high-grade sound reproduction environment by improving the phase matching for each of the components.
HDMI connection may not allow transmission of copyright protected material, depending on the capability of the signal source.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Dolby, Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logo and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
Apple, AirPlay, the AirPlay Logo, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iPod touch and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPlay works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd generations), iPad 2, iPad (4th, 3rd, and 1st generations), iPad mini with iOS 4.2 or later, and iTunes 10.1 (Mac and PC) or later.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA Certified are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
HTC, the HTC logo, and HTC Connect are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
“x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of MHL LLC in the United States and other countries.
THX, the THX logo, and Select2 Plus are trademarks of THX Ltd. that are registered in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. All rights reserved. This product is licensed under U.S. Patent No. 8,452,028
Pandora is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd.
Texas Instruments Aureus is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, Inc.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
For details on iPod compatibility, visit http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/na/